Take One, Pass It On: Day 30

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Oh, hey striped skirt. It’s been a while.

In my house, I have a bit of a reputation of being anti-clutter–several times per year, I get into “a mood,” and I purge items from my closet, the attic, even the filing cabinet. We don’t have much storage in our current house, so this ritual is a means of survival. So when an item of clothing such as this skirt remains in my closet for years, there must be something special about it. In this case, I just think that a striped pencil skirt is a classic–it will never go out of style, so I keep hanging onto it. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s quite stretchy, which has made it quite forgiving of all my weight fluctuations over the past few years.

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I brought it out today for the first day of class…on which I have no classes. I am “advanced” old enough that I am done with taking classes for my PhDizzle–it’s just research from here on out. No matter how old I get though, I still get a wee bit excited when selecting my outfit for the first day of school 🙂

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chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // black + white striped pencil skirt: Loft, similar, similar // leopard pumps: INC via eBay, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, similar, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 29

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I’ve made it to the home stretch of this challenge! For the look I’m sharing today, I predictably remixed my navy + pink print shorts.

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I wore this look for a day of house hunting (ugh) and celebrating my sister’s birthday. For the record, it’s still a bit too hot for my chambray shirt–I ended up changing into a navy tee in the middle of the afternoon.

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chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // navy + pink print shorts: Crown & Ivy via Belk, similar, similar // taupe wedge sandals: Merona via Target, exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

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Take One, Pass It on: Day 25

DSC_0055So, are you sick of seeing me in navy blue yet? Yes, I’m wearing it again today, but at least this time I’m pairing it with a different color: olive green. I’m a big fan of the navy/olive combination, even if I don’t seem to wear it all that often.

DSC_0048This cardigan is a new-ish item in my closet, and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. The particular shade of green has a bit more yellow/brown undertones than I would prefer, but I think I can make it work. Hopefully it doesn’t remind you too much of baby poop (or is that just me?). Regardless, I was very glad to have this cardigan today as I sat through a dissertation defense (not mine, obviously) and a few meetings–the air conditioning was downright frigid. #summerinthesouth

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navy print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // cognac leather strap watch: Wristology, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 24

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I have to say, I am so delighted that the weather has cooled down enough for me to wear pants on a regular basis. This change makes getting dressed at least a little bit easier! Given that information, it should come as no surprise that I opted to remix my navy ankle pants for today’s look.

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This time around, I paired them with a navy + white print top that I’ve had for quite some time, yet I’ve never featured it on the blog. It’s somewhat unique in my closet, as I don’t gravitate toward v-necks–I have no idea why; I just like crew and scoop necks! This outfit ended up being pretty well-suited to the day I had in that I ended up having to do quite a bit of walking due to my own scatter-brained mistakes. I managed to forget some paperwork in my office, then leave my phone in my office upon retrieving said paperwork. I’m telling myself that I’m just off my game because Caleb has been sick…I need my routine back!

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navy + white print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // navy ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // taupe wedge sandals: exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

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